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Old 12-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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What connector was this on my R75/6?

This connector was on the bike when I bought it. Looks original. I removed it when I hardwired in my battery tender plug today. Figured you guys would know right off what it is.



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Old 12-12-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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That's a powerlet to supply juice for heated vest, gps whatever. Not original for that bike but nice to have.
Later Beemers did have them, like my 88 rs.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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That's a powerlet to supply juice for heated vest, gps whatever. Not original for that bike but nice to have.
Later Beemers did have them, like my 88 rs.
Actually POWERLET is a brand name that has only come on the scene in the last 9 years.
The kit in the picture is a factory "universal" fit from BMW.
BMW has always offered the kit as an option, each bike had a model specific kit, that one is not specific to any particular model.
The one for a twin shock bike had a boomerang shaped mount that came off the left upper shock bolt pointing forward.
They are very handy to have, I would put it back on, make sure the fuse is good.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! So do heated vests or GPS's come with different plugs to fit either a standard cigar lighter outlet or this one? Or do you have to buy adapters to make them wor?. If so, where would I find the adapter to purchase? I know my Garmin GPS only had the standard cigar lighter plug.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:04 PM   #5
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You can buy the BMW plug.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! So do heated vests or GPS's come with different plugs to fit either a standard cigar lighter outlet or this one? Or do you have to buy adapters to make them wor?. If so, where would I find the adapter to purchase? I know my Garmin GPS only had the standard cigar lighter plug.
Depends. Some accessories come with plugs that fit, others require that you add a plug that fits.

You can buy plugs at BMW. Touratech sells a number of adapters (cig plug to BMW, etc.). Naturally, BMW and Touratech charge an appropriate premium due to their superior branding. John Deere uses the same plug and it retails for about a third of the price (or it did years ago when I bought a few). Not as pretty but it works.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:11 PM   #7
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I have one of these on my 87 r80, both wires from the plug were wired to the pos battery terminal. Is that right? Sems backwards so I left it off for now till I can figure out whats up. TIA
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:44 PM   #8
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I have one of these on my 87 r80, both wires from the plug were wired to the pos battery terminal. Is that right? Sems backwards so I left it off for now till I can figure out whats up. TIA
The center terminal gores to positive, the outer one goes to the negative side
Pm me if you need plugs or adapters.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:00 PM   #9
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In addition...

You can get a connector, that lets you plug the battery Tender into the Accessory plug to charge the battery.

It's also great for touring. With two or three adapters, it's possible to use a 12V trouble light, charge your phone, charge the battery with a Tender or a solar panel, plug in a tent light or a tire pump, etc.

Very handy item!
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:25 AM   #10
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Look for 'Hella' standard DIN male plugs - at least half the price of BMW ones where I live.
(There are also no-name generics from the far east for even less - hang, it's only a plug.)
You can get a very clever multiplug that fits a cigarette lighter format outlet - just remove a little plastic ring and it fits the DIN.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:25 AM   #11
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Hey, if you don't want it... I know a /6 or two that could use it.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:28 AM   #12
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ersonally, I would make an adaptor from that to a trio of cigar lighter sockets then all your stuff would work without changing the plug on the ends of them.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:22 AM   #13
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:04 PM   #14
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bmw etc plugs

of course these sockets and plugs are available from a number of after market suppliers who cater to cyclists...but i believe i recall john deere actually used this as well...
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:07 PM   #15
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of course these sockets and plugs are available from a number of after market suppliers who cater to cyclists...but i believe i recall john deere actually used this as well...
They stopped carrying them in the usa.
that's what they told me at the deer dealership a few months ago.
even when they had them, the list price was more than BMW
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